ANNA CALVI’S STRIKING MERCURY NOMINATED 2011 ALBUM WAS A CINEMATIC TEMPEST, ONE OF THE MOST WELL-DEFINED DEBUT STATEMENTS OF ITS TIME.
The intense and fiery flourishes of that first outing remain for forthcoming follow-up ONE BREATH – but the second album, written in the year following the success of the first, is a more personal record which reveals a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.
Reflective and sometimes vulnerable, it strikes a balance between optimism and despair, beauty and ugliness. “ONE BREATH is the moment before you’ve got to open yourself up, and it’s about how terrifying that is,” says Calvi. “It’s scary and it’s thrilling. It’s also full of hope, because whatever has to happen hasn’t happened yet…”
The eleven track ONE BREATH – produced by John Congleton and performed by Calvi with Daniel Maiden-Wood on drums and Molly Harpaz on harmonium and tuned percussion – will be released by Domino on 7th October. The first 500 CDs direct from Domino (here) will be signed by Calvi, and there will also be a gatefold heavyweight vinyl edition with a bonus 7″ containing two exclusive bonus tracks and a limited edition print.
A trailer for the album, by long-time collaborator Emma Nathan, has been released (below).
ANNA CALVI PLAYS LIVE, 2013
Sept 12 – London, Wiltons Music Hall, UK – SOLD OUT
Sept 19 – Milan, Teatro Parenti / Elita, Italy: http://bit.ly/TAdfGY
Sept 26 – Paris, Gaite Lyrique, France – SOLD OUT
Sept 28 – Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival, Germany: http://bit.ly/RuksqR
Sept 29 – Berlin, Heimathafen, Germany – SOLD OUT
Oct 8 – London, Islington Assembly Hall, UK: http://bit.ly/1ekIP0h
Nov 11 – New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg, US: http://bit.ly/MduAf
Nov 16 – Los Angeles, Royce Hall, US: http://bit.ly/RtTuNB
Nov 17 – San Francisco, The Independent, US: http://ticketf.ly/gxNZJ
Nov 26 – Lille, Le Grand Mix, France: http://bit.ly/188LcT7
Nov 27 – Caen, Le Cargo, France: http://bit.ly/14KP6QR
Nov 28 – Angers, La Chabada, France: http://bit.ly/1b2rNXK
Nov 30 – Vannes, L’echonova, France: http://bit.ly/1coLTvQ
Dec 1 – La Roche sur Yon, Fuzz Y’On, France: http://bit.ly/1765209
Dec 2 – Cognac, Les Anciennes Abbatoirs, France: http://bit.ly/13OjHcG
Dec 4 – Toulouse, Le Bikini, France: http://bit.ly/1bqTxDU
Dec 5 – Orléans, L’astrolab, France: http://bit.ly/14TvERL
Dec 6 – Strasbourg, La Laiterie, France: http://bit.ly/1at5KtH
Dec 8 – Clermont–Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai, France: http://bit.ly/1at61wK
Dec 10 – Barcelona, La 2 de Apolo, Spain: http://bit.ly/v6fVBY
Dec 11 – Madrid, Teatro Lara, Spain: http://bit.ly/12Ue3Mc
Dec 12 – Valladolid, Lava, Spain: http://bit.ly/14tNjmG
Dec 13 – San Sebastian, Intxaurrondo, Spain: http://bit.ly/14uEgwO
Dec 14 – Vigo, Sala Del Museo de Arte: http://bit.ly/18YpDoI
Dec 16 – Porto, Casa da Musica, Portugal: http://bit.ly/1c2Sahx
Dec 17 – Lisbon, Lisbon Aula Magna, Portugal: http://bit.ly/1c2Sahx